A Tribute to American Apparel

If you haven't seen the news, American Apparel is closing all its stores since it was bought by Canadian company Gildan Activewear and EVERYTHING IS 40%! Make sure you use the code TAKE40 at checkout! I'm not too surprised to hear this as I feel like they haven't been coming up with many new and exciting pieces in recent years and the price is a tad steep.

I did a Welcome to 2017 photoshoot with my friend Kristina after she stopped by the store and I am IN LOVE with the pieces she bought and how this shoot turned out!

American Apparel Socks $5 in store (not online) / Brandy Melville T Shirt and Skirt / Timberland Boots / Forever21 Shades

American Apparel Socks $5 in store (not online) / Brandy Melville T Shirt and Skirt / Timberland Boots / Forever21 Shades

Forever21 Coat

Forever21 Coat

American Apparel Bodysuit ($11 in store) and mesh top ($11) / Pacsun Embroidered Pants

American Apparel Bodysuit ($11 in store) and mesh top ($11) / Pacsun Embroidered Pants

EVERYTHING 

EVERYTHING 

Calvin Klein Bra / Brandy Melville Shorts / Forever21 Shirt

Calvin Klein Bra / Brandy Melville Shorts / Forever21 Shirt

Asthetic

Asthetic

And my top picks from their online sale are...

Bianca Blazer $25 / In store only now but I love the crisp design of this blazer and the quality is better than Forever21 which is where I find this style but can never commit because of the bad fabric. Runner up jacket pick  here  - completely different vibe but good throw back piece (shoutout to Adams HS colors).

Bianca Blazer $25 / In store only now but I love the crisp design of this blazer and the quality is better than Forever21 which is where I find this style but can never commit because of the bad fabric. Runner up jacket pick here - completely different vibe but good throw back piece (shoutout to Adams HS colors).

Ringer T-Shirt Dress $16 / I bought this as I need more golf outfits to wear 

Ringer T-Shirt Dress $16 / I bought this as I need more golf outfits to wear 

Demi Wrap Skirt in Cornflower $15 / Bought this too and hoping it's long enough to wear to work, if not it will be a Saturday look (BONUS: I found this in the  FACTORY SECTION  which is discretely featured on the top nav bar)

Demi Wrap Skirt in Cornflower $15 / Bought this too and hoping it's long enough to wear to work, if not it will be a Saturday look (BONUS: I found this in the FACTORY SECTION which is discretely featured on the top nav bar)

Easy Denim A Line Skirt $29 / I live in my denim skirt and if you need one this style looks very flattering and will last years

Easy Denim A Line Skirt $29 / I live in my denim skirt and if you need one this style looks very flattering and will last years

US Flag Double V Bodysuit $23 / A good time to stock up on American flag pieces for Memorial Day and the 4th of July where I always wait last minute and find nothing I like. Also runner up pieces  here  (I like both crop tops and their swimsuit is 7?!)

US Flag Double V Bodysuit $23 / A good time to stock up on American flag pieces for Memorial Day and the 4th of July where I always wait last minute and find nothing I like. Also runner up pieces here (I like both crop tops and their swimsuit is 7?!)

Nylon Tricot High-Cut One-Piece $27 / This bodysuit is very  Bella Hadid  and the back is so sexy! AA has always killed the bodysuit game so if you need a serious one, get it now. Also their shiny  leggings  are going fast which you could wear with this and on game days!

Nylon Tricot High-Cut One-Piece $27 / This bodysuit is very Bella Hadid and the back is so sexy! AA has always killed the bodysuit game so if you need a serious one, get it now. Also their shiny leggings are going fast which you could wear with this and on game days!

Flex Fleece Dog Zip Hoodie $17 / Their dog hoodies are to die for and make great gifts!

Flex Fleece Dog Zip Hoodie $17 / Their dog hoodies are to die for and make great gifts!

Operation Organization 2017

I've never been more fired up about starting a new year than 2017. One because it felt so right but two, the quality of instagram photos skyrocketed on new years day. I definitely felt the floor shift.

To carry on that momentum, I’ve been hunting for the right organizational items to do big things in 2017. The first was the hunt for the PERFECT planner and it took me 3 months.  I checked Amazon, Barnes & Noble (total dud), Papersource, Marshall's (the cheapest by far and actually a good selection if you hunt the whole store for them), Etsy, and finally I found my planner from Neiman Marcus of all places:

Desk Diary / Neiman Marcus / $130 

Desk Diary / Neiman Marcus / $130 

I almost settled on a $12 Marshall’s one that was a unbearably small, but when I found this my dad assured me the money would be well spent since he swears by his (massive) Franklin Covey planner. Thanks pops! I joked that mine was too expensive last year but now that I'm spending over 2x in 2017 I've accepted it because really a planner is the only thing holding my life together. And at least $50 of this is going to the color & monogram... :D

Now here are my top picks for organizing 2017:

The rich color on this planner is to die for (the panama yellow color was perfect but is sold out)  2017 Panama Diary Agenda / Neiman Marcus / $70

The rich color on this planner is to die for (the panama yellow color was perfect but is sold out)

2017 Panama Diary Agenda / Neiman Marcus / $70

Runner up in that it's the color JADE but there were no lines on the weekly plan section :( This planner did lead me to a great website - their stuff is so fun  Ban.do 17 Month Medium Agenda / Band.do / $28

Runner up in that it's the color JADE but there were no lines on the weekly plan section :( This planner did lead me to a great website - their stuff is so fun

Ban.do 17 Month Medium Agenda / Band.do / $28

Love the simplicity of this one  Big Plans Planner / Anthropologie / $28

Love the simplicity of this one

Big Plans Planner / Anthropologie / $28

Michael's had a really interesting selection...  Violet Floral Zipper Planner / Michael's / $30

Michael's had a really interesting selection...

Violet Floral Zipper Planner / Michael's / $30

I cannot say enough good things about this file cabinet: the ridiculously easy assembly, good design for the price point, size (fits under a desk easily), and 100+ positive reviews. I searched the web for 3+ hours and I don't think there's a better one for the price. Life changing.  Wilbur File Cabinet / Joss & Main / $64

I cannot say enough good things about this file cabinet: the ridiculously easy assembly, good design for the price point, size (fits under a desk easily), and 100+ positive reviews. I searched the web for 3+ hours and I don't think there's a better one for the price. Life changing.

Wilbur File Cabinet / Joss & Main / $64

This screams Beverly Hills Hotel and there's a whole collection of Banana Leaf pieces to match this  Banana Leaf Notes in Acrylic Holder / Neiman Marcus / $50

This screams Beverly Hills Hotel and there's a whole collection of Banana Leaf pieces to match this

Banana Leaf Notes in Acrylic Holder / Neiman Marcus / $50

On that note... not an organization item but pretty essential. From Band.do again!  Hot Stuff Thermal Mug - Beverly Stripe / Band.do / $14

On that note... not an organization item but pretty essential. From Band.do again!

Hot Stuff Thermal Mug - Beverly Stripe / Band.do / $14

Not sure what I'd do with this cube but I'm obsessed with it   Pantera Golden Box / Neiman Marcus / On sale for $40  

Not sure what I'd do with this cube but I'm obsessed with it 

Pantera Golden Box / Neiman Marcus / On sale for $40  

First saw these at a boutique in Studio City called Soto Lifestyle and LOVED them - the whole collection is amazing. I opt shopping local but if you can't find them...  "Suck Less, Thanks" Engraved Office Desk Nameplate / Amazon / $33

First saw these at a boutique in Studio City called Soto Lifestyle and LOVED them - the whole collection is amazing. I opt shopping local but if you can't find them...

"Suck Less, Thanks" Engraved Office Desk Nameplate / Amazon / $33

Also great  Head Honcho Black Desk Name Plate / Amazon / $17

Also great

Head Honcho Black Desk Name Plate / Amazon / $17

Let your sass run wild  Office Desk Name Plate or Door Sign / Amazon /$6

Let your sass run wild

Office Desk Name Plate or Door Sign / Amazon /$6

I have this and use it everyday  Kate Spade Acrylic Letter Tray / Nordstrom / $38

I have this and use it everyday

Kate Spade Acrylic Letter Tray / Nordstrom / $38

I love using the business cards section for incoming cards so I keep track of them better  Acrylic Pencil Cup / Neiman Marcus / $24

I love using the business cards section for incoming cards so I keep track of them better

Acrylic Pencil Cup / Neiman Marcus / $24

LOVE the color & tasteful contrast of lines and it's a bit cheaper than the kate spade one  Frisco Letter Tray / Franklin Covey / $17

LOVE the color & tasteful contrast of lines and it's a bit cheaper than the kate spade one

Frisco Letter Tray / Franklin Covey / $17

To keep it fresh  It Me Pennant Flag in Meow / Modcloth / $15

To keep it fresh

It Me Pennant Flag in Meow / Modcloth / $15

This periwinkle blue is stunning and there's 8 other colors to choose from!  Willis Writing Desk / Joss & Main / $218

This periwinkle blue is stunning and there's 8 other colors to choose from!

Willis Writing Desk / Joss & Main / $218

Let me know if any of these stand out to you!

xoxo,

Anne